Lanka - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Another film on how a woman is being abused, but the woman has hardly any role to play. A lackluster narrative, despite the over-dramatization, which Manoj Bajpayee somehow tries to hold together with his performance.



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17 reviewers have given Lanka an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

0 yays
13 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Notwithstanding the shaky script, Maqbool Khan has handled a number of sequences with competency. ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...tedious watching... full review

So-So by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...The climax is impressive and the way story unwraps itself makes it interesting and keeps the viewers stuck on the screen... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...So the film plods on to a predictable end, while its slow pace forces the audience to keep waiting for something to happen... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ... Lanka has nothing extraordinarily new to offer. However, Maqbool Khan has made an effort to not be too conventional in his style of film-making... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...Frankly, UP has been belted enough for crime stories and political vendettas to hold any more interest to the viewers. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...oo much to do about not much at all. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...While the expression plastered on Tia's face is that of misery all through the film, Arjan too has a perplexed look throughout. Good thing about it is even if you went off to sleep mid way, you wake up to the same expression, so that you don't feel like you have missed anything.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...apart from die-hard Bajpai fans who can never find faults with his performances, Lanka remains an avoidable affair. ... full review

Thumbs down Mumbai Mirror ...Flunka... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...doesn't work for its story but for the performances, especially that of Manoj Bajpayee ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Debut director Maqbool Khan wins points in his portrayal of Sisodia's genuine affection for Arjan's character... full review

So-So by K N Gupta, ...Though it’s Maqbool Khan’s directorial debut he leaves an impact for future. In other areas, less said better, as neither music nor cinematography nor screenplay is good.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...The biggest take away of this film is Manoj Bajpayee’s performance. He is the mainstay and exhibits his prowess and command in acting with great finesse.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...It is the length of the film and its somewhat laboured tenor which works against it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...The basic idea of the film, a statement against domestic violence is respectable. The basic idea of treatment is respectable - a gritty, hard-hitting film that focuses on making the point. ... full review

Thumbs down ZEENEWS.COM ...The direction looks good but cinematography is pedestal and editing lacks the bite. ... full review